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Fault Lines: A Memoir (The Cross-Cultural Memoir Series)

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Passionate, fierce, and lyrical, Meena Alexander’s memoir traces her evolution as a postcolonial writer from a privileged childhood in India to a turbulent adolescence in the Sudan and then to England and New York City. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Fault Lines, this Alexander challenges the assumptions of life as a South Asian American woman writer in a post-9-11 w ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by The Feminist Press at CUNY (first published March 1st 1993)
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This is by my mentor! I adore this memoir because it is the first Asian American work I read back in the day and it felt closest to who I was: layers of fragmented languages, multiple cities making up the foundation of my identity and a desire to write from when I was a very little girl.
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I don't usually abandon a book, but I just couldn't focus on this book. Biographies are hard enough, and this one is by a poet. It was too much.
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Meena Alexander (born 1951) is an internationally acclaimed poet, scholar, and writer. Born in Allahabad, India, and raised in India and Sudan, Alexander lives and works in New York City, where she is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD program in English. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, literary memoirs, essays, and ...more
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